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I recently had massive blood clots in the left leg, becasue of inactivity in the other leg, it was in cast. My body has now absorbed the blood clots and i am still on comadine/warfin until December 2011 this year.
This treatment is mainly for varicose veins not the treatment of blood clots
Michael D. Ingegno
Would have to see you and perform an ultrasound. DVT's are a "relative" contraindication to EVLT. The evlt is performed on refluxing or leaking superficial veins and the DVT is of course a clot in the deep veins and the two are usually unrelated.
David A. Engleman M.D.
You should wait until this current problem is fully resolved. Until them we recommend correctly fitted compression hose to prevent the complications of DVT ( post thrombotic syndrome). Endovenous ablation is for superfical saphenous reflux and, at a later date, you should be evaluated by a board certified surgeon with experience in vascular diseases.
Norman N Bein MD FACS RVT
You might be a candidate depending on your symptoms and the findings on your
insufficiency ultrasound. Is there severe superficial vein insufficiency
and what is the status of your deep system. Is there deep insufficiency and
do your superficial veins serve as significant outflow tracts? A lot of
issues to consider.
Before any endovenous ablation you will need a complete venous ultrasound of both the superficial and deep systems. To have venous ablation of the superficial system, there needs to be adequate drainage of the venous system. Because there was DVT does not negate doing a venous ablation. However, I would like to see adequate recanalization of the deep system, no acute residual clot and improvement of DVT symptoms before proceeding with ablation.